Mumbai/UNI: The BSE Sensex dropped 132.38 points to settle at 51,100.05 after RBI decided to keep key rates unaltered while announcing the monetary policy on Friday.
Selling in Bankex, Consumer Durable, FMCG and Health Care stocks dampened the sentiments of the investors.
The Nifty fell by 20.10 points to 15,670.26
A see-saw trend was seen in equity market.
The day opened in green, as the sensex gained 135 points to 52,367.52. It surged 157 points to 52,389.02, day's high.
Later, it erased earlier gains and tumbled down 280 points to 51,952.70, day's low before closing at 52,100.05, sliding by 132.38 points from its previous close.
The sectoral indices that fell were Bankex, Consumer Durable, FMCG and Health Care stocks.
However, buying in Industrial, Oil and Gas, Capital Goods and Metal stocks capped from further losses.
The sensex registered days high and low at 52,389.92 and 51,952.70 points respectively.
The Nifty recorded day's high and low at 15,733.60 and 15,622.35 points respectively.
The Mid Cap rose by 0.63 per cent and Small Cap rose by 0.78 per cent.
In 30 scrips, 13 advanced, 16 declined while one remained unchanged.